This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put ongenetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.
Special features of the programme:
• Courses in genetics, molecular biology,molecularbiotechnology and medical genetics
• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques
• Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurshipand the commercialisation of molecular biotechnology
Course of study (with number of credits): Methods in Molecular Biology (15, optional), Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes (15, compulsory), Genetic Analysis I (7.5, compulsory) + Genetic Analysis II (7.5, optional), Molecular Biotechnology (15, compulsory), Bioinformatics and Sequence Analysis (7.5, optional), Programming using Python (7.5, optional), Master’s degree project of 30, 45 or 60 credits.
For the full list of electives, see www.biology.lu.se/master-programme-molecular-genetics-and-biotechnology
Most courses are full-time studies, and you take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive with lectures, seminars, theoretical and practical exercises as well as self-studies. During one semester, you usually take two courses of 15 credits (i.e. a total of 60 credits per year).
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors in industry, academia, and society, for example in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries.
The programme provides you with a solid grounding for PhD studies. A majority of the students that graduate from the programme continue with PhD studies, often within the biomedical research field.
Read more about this program on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/molecular-biology-genetics-biotechnology
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
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Last updated October 8, 2018